I was just going about my daily business, actually that's a lie, I wasn't going about my daily business at all I was doing the grocery shopping with my kids, which I very rarely do so it wasn't daily business for us, it's just so much easier without them but we really needed food and I wanted to spend the evening with my family instead of filling my trolley with food (do you get the irony here? filling my trolley with food....anyway I digress) I had just purchased five new pillows for our five kids and was about to head on over to Walmart for one last errand before Woodman's (I know, I said grocery shopping but that means errands as well!) when my phone rang. It was Joe, no big deal right, my hubby was wondering where the heck we were cause we weren't at home.
Joe: "Our kids are out of IBRD!!!"
Me: Speechless......my mind couldn't quite process what was being said (actually shouted down the phone with a lot of excitement) "Our kids..." well our kids are in the van with me, my heart was skipping some beats so I checked to see if in fact my kids were in the van with me, yep they were, right were I left them last, "...are out of IBRD", what the heck is IBRD??? OH I GET IT!!!! Our Haitian babies paperwork had been signed and was now out of IBESR. "What!?!?!??!" (I had worked it out by this stage but my mouth hadn't quite caught up to my brain at that point and I said what!)
Joe: "Michelle called and our kids are out of IBRD!!!"
Me: "Whooooooooooo, Whoooooooooo, Whoop Whoop!!! Seriously??? Our paperwork is signed? That's such great news, I can't believe it, actually I can, God is soooooo good! Whooooooo! So...how do you know?"
Joe: "Michelle called me at work and left a message because you weren't at home."
And on it goes, with a bunch for whoo hooos and shouting and questions that Joe couldn't answer because it was just a message he listened to and I just couldn't wait to get home and call Michelle! It was the fastest shopping trip ever and I'm pretty sure the kids think I'm crazy. The kids that were in the van with me that is.
So that's where we're at as of right now. I can't wait to wrap my arms around those two babies again, our October mission trip just can't come quick enough. As far as the rest of the process it looks like the paperwork goes through the courts pretty quickly but then it goes into MOI (Ministry of the Interior) which has a bit of a backlog right now which is holding things up. After that it looks like the kids get their passports and 6-8 weeks from getting their passports we go get 'em! The kids that is and their passports!
Thanks for praying and journeying with us.